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Trump backers march in St. Louis Park

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Mary Susan Timion, organizer of a pro-Trump march on Tuesday
Mary Susan Timion, organizer of a pro-Trump march on Tuesday and founder of the group TrumpWomen2020.org, stands for a portrait during the march in St. Louis Park. "I think there's a possibility we can flip this state and I'm excited about that," she said.
Mark Zdechlik | MPR News

Updated: Thursday, May 16 | Posted: Tuesday, May 14

More than 200 people — mostly women — gathered in St. Louis Park Monday for a march in support of President Trump.

Many of the marchers waived American flags and pro-Trump banners as they chanted "U-S-A," "Collusion Delusion" and other slogans.

"We just really want to show that we support him and his policies, and we're just excited about where the country is going now," said Christine Mack who drove five hours from Bemidji, Minn., to be in the march.

Kathleen Laverdiere, 62, of Shoreview at a march in support of Trump
Kathleen Laverdiere, 62, of Shoreview attends a march in support of President Trump on Tuesday in St. Louis Park. She predicted Trump will carry Minnesota in next year's presidential election.
Mark Zdechlik | MPR News

Mack said Trump has good moral values and is good for the country.

"I think the president's helping everyone. He's just giving us the freedom to be able to speak what's on our mind to not feel like we're going to offend someone," Mack said.

Fellow marcher, Kathleen Laverdiere, 62, of Shoreview, predicted Trump will carry Minnesota in next year's presidential election.

"I just think he's done a lot. He's taken a tough stance with other leaders around the world and I think it's good because it's about time. We can't go around apologizing for the United States," she said.

Trump narrowly lost Minnesota in the 2016 presidential election. He's visited the state three times since taking office and signaled he's playing to win Minnesota next year.

"I think there's a possibility we can flip this state and I'm excited about that," said Mary Susan Timion, who organized the march and founded the group TrumpWomen2020.org. She said it now has more than 14,000 members nationwide, and that it's not affiliated with Trump's re-election campaign.

"This is our very first march. We're out first and fast and I'm excited," Timion said.